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Legal Topics: Copyright

Statutes, Rules and related sources: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8.
  • Title 17, United States Code
  • Minnesota Statutes index topic, Copyright
  • Resources:

  • Copyright, resources from the United States Copyright Office.
  • Copyright, from Wex, the legal encyclopedia from the Legal Information Institute at Cornell.
  • Copyright Information and Resources, from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
  • Copyright Law and Public Domain, from Nolo.
  • Fair Use, resources from the Center for Social Media.
  • Patent, copyright & trademark - Richard Stim KF2980 .E44 2012
  • Search copyright information for works registered and documents recorded by the U.S. Copyright Office since January 1, 1978.

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